Annual music festival on the water canceled

  • Friday, August 16, 2019 4:03pm
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An annual musical event at the Langley marina has been cancelled this year, according to Port of South Whidbey Officials.

Dock Stock was originally planned for later this month, but there isn’t enough staff to pull it off in 2019, said Assistant Harbormaster Nick Halstead.

Halstead said the port recently hired several new staff members who are currently in training, and there wasn’t enough time to do both.

“We don’t want to throw a bad one,” Halstead said.

There have also been some recent repairs to the facility that have cost the port money, he said.

The event usually includes multiple days of live music, a beer and wine garden and a crab cook-off.

Moving all the sound equipment and preparing for the event wasn’t in the cards this year, Halstead said.

“There isn’t enough time in the day,’” he said.

The port is hoping to host it next year and is considering coordinating with Langley’s annual Djangofest Northwest. This year, he said he’s aware some boaters are still planning on doing more of an informal gathering.

“Everybody is still kind of jazzed to come down and enjoy the weekend at the harbor,” he said.

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